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TVN Tech | Social Media Management Gets Smarter

Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.

SportsGrid Picks LTN Global’s Video Transport & Cloud Solutions

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced today a multi-year agreement with SportsGrid Inc. The agreement provides SportsGrid with advanced cloud-based automation products optimizing operational efficiency and dependability. LTN supports SportsGrid with automated production services, including the delivery of live programming support managed from the state-of-the-art production facility located […]

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Spot TV Needs Holistic Approach To Automation

Broadcasters, advertisers and agencies need an approach to buying and selling spot TV that streamlines and simplifies the entire process end-to-end for traditional and automated transactions.

Tightrope Unwraps New Software Update For Cablecast Community Media Platform

Tightrope Media Systems has added new functionality and efficiencies to its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform. Available immediately, version 7.2 of the Cablecast software adds support for NewTek’s popular NDI media-over-IP technology alongside new clip trimming and metadata tagging capabilities. Many community media organizations now use NewTek’s TriCaster or another NDI-enabled solution as their production switcher. Cablecast 7.2 can ingest NDI streams from such systems from […]

Telestream Streamlines UHD Post-Production With PRISM Waveform Monitor Software

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest software for its PRISM Waveform Monitor. Built for post-production, live production and engineering, the latest release supports enhanced test tools for UHD and 4K/8K with RGB 4:4:4 12-bit HDR/WCG […]

Telestream Announces Next Generation Of OTT Stream Monitoring

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the next generation of its IQ Solutions. With a focus on enabling operators to find and fix faults faster than ever, IQ solutions now provide single pane-of-glass OTT stream monitoring with combined […]

Sarah Deas Joins Pixel Power To Strengthen Sales Team

Pixel Power, a global provider of graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Pixel Power said it “continues to invest in staff […]

Broadcast Pix Rolls Out StreamingPix

Broadcast Pix has launched StreamingPix, which it calls “a complete live production and streaming solution designed for easy set up and use, yet powerful enough to produce compelling professional content.” Aimed at companies from aquariums to zoo’s — churches, corporations, events, schools, universities and all users who want to take streaming to the next level. […]

MASV App 2.0 Automates Transfer Of Ultra-Large Files For Remote Teams

MASV, a pay-as-you-go large file transfer service, today announced a major update to its app for macOS and Windows. MASV  App V.2.0 is designed for media & entertainment professionals, creatives and enterprise video users to send and receive 100GB+ files with ease. At the core of MASV App 2.0 is new automation tools that help […]

Pebble Beach Virtualizes 2020 Tradeshow Presence

Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, is organizing “virtual stands” for CABSAT from March 31 to April 2, and for NAB on April 20-22, with the aim of “enabling the most important side of any trade show — open discussion.” Alison Pavitt, marketing manager, Pebble Beach Systems, said: “Trade shows […]

ENCO Founder Eugene Novacek Dies

Eugene Novacek, founder of ENCO, a provider of software for radio and television, including playout automation, captioning, scheduling and streaming, died Jan. 1, 2020 in New York following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. He is survived by his wife, Judith Novacek; his daughter, Kristin Heinbockel; his son Andrew Novacek, and granddaughter, Evany […]

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Group Chiefs Bullish On Automation, Impressions

Leaders from Nexstar, Gray and Meredith expressed hope that automation and impressions-based selling may help curb a downward trend in spot TV sales, but broadcasters must avoid being “held hostage” to tech companies in the process. L-r: Patrick McCreery of Meredith, Perry Sook of Nexstar and Pat LaPlatney of Gray. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

RTI Names Mark Derus New CEO

RTI, a global provider of control and automation, today promoted Mark Derus to chief executive officer. Derus will focus on driving business growth globally and expanding the company’s commercial market presence. He will continue to build on the initiatives RTI has implemented over the past three years, including new policies such as a three-year warranty, […]

Aveco, ETV Bharat Win IBC Innovation Award

Independent automation provider Aveco, along with its customer Hyderabad-based Ramoji Group’s ETV Bharat App in India, have been awarded the 2019 IBC Innovation Award in the Content Everywhere category for the automation system that drives the 24 studios and 24 fulltime news channels in 13 languages for mobile news consumption. The award was presented for […]

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TVN Tech | Automation Becomes Major Multiplatform Tool

Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.

Pixel Power To Demo Software Solutions

IBC2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.A05 and IBCTV 13.A08:  IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) will see Pixel Power demonstrate its fully virtualized software solutions for production, playout, automation, branding and graphics at Stand 7.A05 and 13.A08. These systems create an all-encompassing approach to deliver linear, OTT, VOD and catch-up channels using a singular workflow. “The key […]

Pike Media Lab Adopts Grass Valley Software-Defined Playout

Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software-only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform. Pike Media […]

Synamedia Adds Automation Capabilities To Its Virtual DCM

Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced new automation capabilities for its Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) with Smart Rate Control that it says will save operators up to 50% of bandwidth and storage costs. Using machine-learning (ML) and Stream Video Quality, Synamedia’s patented light weight and real-time quality metric technology, the solution automatically […]

Medcom Selects Aveco For Production Automation Systems

Independent television automation provider Aveco has been selected by Medcom to provide a studio production automation system and ASTRA MAM system for three of its Panamanian operations, which includes three terrestrial television channels (Telemetro, RPC TV and Oye TV) and four cable television channels (ECO TV, Mall TV, Cable Onda Sports and Cable Onda Sports […]

How Automation Is Impacting News Production

Broadcasters continue to look for ways to do more with less with automation at the forefront of many of the changes sweeping the industry. However, the need for content creation continues to rise, thanks in part to a variety of evolving OTT and streaming platforms, even as the manpower to produce it diminishes. Alex Bassett, a director and technical consultant, who has worked on an array of studio automation projects for broadcasters such as Euronews NBC and NBC Signal, talks about the current state of broadcast automation.

Gary Rotondelli Retires From Vinten After 33 Years

Vitec Group on Monday announced the retirement of Gary Rotondelli, director of technical sales for Vinten automation. Rotondelli’s career in the broadcast robotics and automation industry spans more than three decades, including 26 years with Vinten. “Gary has been a staple in our company for almost 30 years, and he has become the face and […]

Telestream Opens New East Coast Headquarters

Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the opening of its new East Coast Headquarters in Westwood, Mass. Located at 247 Station Drive, the 22,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art customer experience center and provides bright and modern offices […]

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Collins | Transitioning To Tomorrow’s Workforce

As they migrate to the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard, TV stations represent a microcosm of the workforce shifts that are taking place within station groups and media organizations. Competing effectively as a multichannel, multiplatform and revenue-diverse organization increasingly relies upon technology-driven solutions such as cloud-based management, blockchain and automation, including more universal deployment of robotic process automation.

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KAYU Reduces Workload With ARAMYST

The transition from serial-digital to high-definition encoding opened up new possibilities for regional broadcasters. Now more stations than ever are taking advantage of multiplexing to bring quality content to a wider audience. These developments introduced us to content delivery over the internet; as opposed to trucking tapes and linear satellite feeds. Along with this progress come the […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: ENCO

ENCO | Stand 8.A59| www.enco.com ENCO is a pioneer in the use of computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio station and TV studios. The company has since evolved its product line to cross all aspects of today’s automated broadcast and production workflows, including closed-captioning, visual radio, audio compliance, instant media playout, remote contribution, and cloud-based web streaming. It will show enCaption4 solution […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Aveco

Aveco | Booth SU8516 | http://www.aveco.com Aveco, based in the Czech Republic, with offices in Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Mexico City, Bogota, and New Delhi, designs, sells, and supports studio production automation, master control automation, and integrated channel playout systems worldwide. Until recently, all high-end master control automation systems used in sports, including Aveco’s, have included […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: ENCO

ENCO | Booth N3824 | http://www.enco.com/ Founded in 1983, ENCO pioneered the use of computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio station and TV studios. The company has since evolved its product line to cross all aspects of today’s automated broadcast and production workflows, including closed-captioning, visual radio, audio compliance, instant media playout, remote contribution, and cloud-based web streaming. The new Clipboard provides […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Rushworks

Rushworks | Booth SL-11216 | http://www.rushworks.tv  Rushworks provides low-cost, high-performance television production, automation and video streaming solutions. These scalable and extensible solutions integrate networked video and graphics servers and encoders with “powerfully simple” automation software. A-LIST Streamster — Recognizing the dramatic increase in demand for OTT content management and distribution, Rushworks has created an “IP […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Telestream

Telestream | Booth SL3316 | http://www.telestream.net/telestream-home.htm Telestream provides live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. It will be demonstrating a range of solutions that move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout. Telestream […]

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WTMO, WRMD Streamline Automation With NVerzion

ZGS Communications-owned Telemundo affiliates WTMO-CD Orlando and WRMD-CD Tampa have completed the installation of a comprehensive multi-channel broadcast automation system supplied by NVerzion, a broadcast equipment manufacturer headquartered in Salt Lake City. After on-site, in-depth personnel training by the NVerzion staff, the two systems at the separate stations function identically. Prior to the install, management […]

Ross, Cisco Demo Virtualized News Production

Today, Ross Video and Cisco announced the availability of a joint whitepaper, Newsroom in a Box … in a Data Center, which showcases a virtualized news production proof-of-concept (PoC) that the companies produced together. According to the companies, the PoC successfully demonstrated how a workload that is formally defined in human-readable text files can be transformed […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Pixel Power

Pixel Power | Stand 7.A31 | Website: www.pixelpower.com  Pixel Power, a global automation, branding and graphics supplier, will feature a new application of its Factory automated file-based production software. It will be demonstrated creating all the assets required for a complex, multi-platform video on demand or catch-up service, without the need for user intervention. Rather than […]

IBC 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Broadcast Solutions

Broadcast Solutions | Stands O.EO2 & 8.A74 | Website: http://www.broadcast-solutions.de The German-based system integrator will show its full expertise on the largest outdoor stand of the show, focusing on system integration solutions with Streamline OB Vans, studio projects, the company’s own cable manufacturing as well as virtual reality solutions. The indoor stand (8.A74) will emphasize […]

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PMI-TV Replaces Video Servers With CloudNine

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RTI Enhances Product Warranty

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NVerzion Appoints Larry Enroth West Coast Rep

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Justin Bresnahan Takes On Training Role At RTI

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Sony Acquires Crispin Corp.

The announcement comes after the successful completion of joint project by Sony and Crispin to create a cloud-based ingest operation for Tegna, called the Media Clearinghouse, and an earlier project, Public Media Management, which provides master control and cloud-based distribution service for PBS.

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: ENCO & Actus Digital

ENCO & Actus Digital | Booths N2024 & SU11021 | Websites: http://www.enco.com/ & http://actusdigital.com/ ENCO has forged a partnership with Belgium-based broadcast compliance monitoring specialists Actus Digital, with ENCO becoming the first North American distributor of Actus’ comprehensive media intelligence platform. The two companies will highlight their relationship and interoperability between their complementary solutions. Designed for broadcasters, networks, cable operators, IPTV providers and government organizations, the Actus platform is […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: ENCO Systems

ENCO Systems | Booth N2024 | Website: http://www.enco.com/ ENCO Systems provides playout and automation system solutions for radio and television organizations. ENCO will introduce updates for its media operations manager (MOM) system, offering the industry’s most impressive cost-to-feature ratio for automated TV workflows. Designed for broadcasters, cable television operations and streaming media providers, MOM delivers a comprehensive platform for organizing and […]